Timor-Leste Immersion Program
In recent years, Damascus College has been consolidating its relationship with Timor-Leste (East Timor).
In 2011, Damascus ran its inaugural Immersion Program to Timor-Leste for a group of Year 11 students. In June 2012, seven students took part in the second annual Immersion Program along with three staff members. In 2013, a further nine students and three staff members ventured to Timor Leste and in 2014 a further ten students and three staff visited Ainaro. In 2015, 14 students and four staff, the largest group so far crossed the Timor Strait. In 2016, 15 students and four staff members became the sixth group and in June 2017 a group of 11 students and four staff have recently returned.
History of Damascus College Sister School Relationship
Through the Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Committee Sister School Program, Damascus College was linked with a school in East Timor in 2005. As a result, Damascus College formed a sister school relationship with Santa Maria College in Ainaro. Damascus now conducts an annual Immersion Program to East Timor for Year 11 students each June.
Damascus College Connections History (576 KB)